(10. 11. 1918 - 4. 2. 1991)
By arnach Stepan Andreyevich - navigator 247 th Fighter Regiment (203rd Fighter Air Division, 1-Attack Air Corps, 5 th Air Army, the Steppe Front) Captain. Born November 10, 1918 in the village Blade now Chervenski Minsk region in a peasant family. Belorus. He graduated from rural school in 1935. He worked at a factory in Minsk, and also studied at the flying club. In the Red Army since 1938. In 1940 he graduated from the 8 th Odessa military aviation school pilots named PD Osipenko. He served as the youngest pilot in the 87 th Fighter Aviation Regiment.
Member of the Great Patriotic War from June 1941. He fought in the South, Crimea, Steppe Fronts. He flew on I-16. Was flight commander, deputy commander and commander of the squadron.
Squadron 247 th Fighter Regiment Captain Karnachev SA. August 9, 1943 attack planes flew in support of. In an air battle in the villages of Great and Little Passages-Linz rammed enemy fighter Me-109. Landed the damaged plane.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Stepan Andreyevich Karnachev awarded on Feb. 4, 1944 for 270 combat sorties, . 70 air combat, 12 in person and 4 in the group shot down enemy planes.,
. Then fought on the 1 st and 2 nd Ukrainian Fronts
. The war ended deputy commander of the regiment. Total has made 346 sorties, in 84 air battles personally shot down 16 and in group 4 of the aircraft.
Fter the war he continued service in the Air Force. In 1949 he graduated from the Higher Officers tactical flight training in 1958 - the Military Academy of the General Staff. Since 1973, Major General Aviation Karnachev - in stock. He lived in Odessa. Died Feb. 4, 1991.
. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, 3 orders of the Red Banner, Order of Suvorov, grade 3, 2 orders of the Patriotic War of 1 degree, 2 orders of Red Star and medals.
Biography provided by AE Melnikov
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2) On the brink of possible. - 2 ed., Corr. and additional. - M.: "Limb", 1993.
3) Forever in the heart of the national. 3rd ed., Ext. and Corr. Minsk, 1984,